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Tile - The Fox and the Tiger
  • The Fox and the Tiger
    Green, Guy, born 1729 - died 1803
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The Fox and the Tiger

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770-ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Green, Guy, born 1729 - died 1803 (printer)
    Sadler and Green (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 8, box TRAY3

Physical description

Tin-glazed earthenware tile, transfer-printed in black with the Fox and the Tiger from Æsop's Fables. Border of rococo scrolls.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


ca. 1770-ca. 1780 (made)


Green, Guy, born 1729 - died 1803 (printer)
Sadler and Green (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration


Width: 12.7 cm, Length: 12.7 cm, Thickness: 0.8 cm

Object history note

Some of the engravings on these tiles [414:835/1 to 4-1885, 414:836/1 to 4-1885, 414:837/1 to 4-1885, 414:838/1 to 4-1885] correspond more or less closely with the illustrations of the same subjects in Francis Barlow's edition of Æsop's Fables and Life, published in 1687; as however the titles comprise fables not included in Barlow's selection, it would seem that the plates in this edition were not used as copies by the tile-printers but that both series of designs are derived from a common original.

Descriptive line

Delftware. Tile, tin-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration of 'The Fox and the Tiger' from Æsop's Fables, probably printed by Guy Green at Sadler and Green, Liverpool, ca. 1770-ca. 1780.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8
Lady Schreiber, No: 836.2. Ray 1973, No: D8-23.


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Glazed; Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Fox; Tiger


Delftware; Tiles; Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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